Is Filmmaking Worth it?

Why make films?

This is the question we as filmmakers wrestle with every day.

When we describe a day of work to someone outside of what we do, it sounds legitimately crazy to them.

Sometimes it actually is.

If you’re a filmmaker you know this business is hard work. If you’re not yet, but want to be one, this is something you need to understand as soon as possible. It is not for the meek or timid, and requires thick skin and a soft heart.

Let this video be an encouragement to push through the difficulties of this world, rather than a discouragement from entering it in the first place.

Anything worth doing is going to be difficult, and require great patience and sacrifice.

As the great leader, Master Yoda once said, “Do or do not…there is no try.”

Tags:

  • Micah McWhorter

    Cinematographer

    Micah is a young cinematographer pursuing documentary filmmaking. He gained his first on set experience on The Out of The Woods Project as a 1st AC. He is now continuing his career with The Initiative Production Company in Brisbane, Australia.

    • Show Comments

    Comments are closed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Filming Conversation

    Every Frame a Painting gives filmmaking advice based on how the Coen Brothers film ...

    You Need To See The OA

    Check out the trailer for season 2 of Netflix’s creative series The OA, releasing ...

    The Secret of a Great Trailer, It’s in the Edit

    BY Connor Sassmannshausen The biggest thing to know when learning how to make movies ...

    Lost in Space, More Like Lost in the Back of My Mind

    The Space Family Robinsons are next in line for their less than creative Netflix ...

    How to Learn to Edit on Instinct

    When I find myself teaching editing to film school students, I find myself at ...